Groundnut Stew Recipe

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Irídea Published: March 4, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Groundnut Stew

Savor a spoonful of this West African-originated hearty Groundnut Stew that’s made with crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, okra, chicken, and spices.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 31 minutes
Total: 36 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 1chicken,(3 to 3½ lbs)
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1onion
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • 1cupcrushed tomatoes,canned
  • ¼tspcayenne
  • cupswater,divided
  • ½cupcreamy peanut butter
  • 1ozokra,packaged, frozen, sliced


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately high heat.

  2. Season the chicken pieces with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and black pepper.

  3. Cook until browned, turning, for about 8 minutes in all.

  4. Remove from heat.

  5. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot.

  6. Reduce the heat to moderately low.

  7. Add the onion to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften.

  8. Stir in the tomato paste and then the tomatoes and cayenne.

  9. Return the chicken legs and thighs to the pot and stir in 2 cups of water.

  10. Bring to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for 10 minutes.

  11. Whisk together the peanut butter and the remaining ¾ cup of water until smooth.

  12. Add this mixture to the stew along with the chicken breasts and wings, the okra and the remaining 1½ teaspoons of salt, and 14 of teaspoon black pepper

  13. Cook, partially covered, until the okra is just done, about 10 minutes

  14. Serve the stew with rice or egg noodles to capture every drop of the distinctive sauce, if desired.


  • Calories: 941.76kcal
  • Fat: 69.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 31.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.86g
  • Fiber: 3.97g
  • Sugar: 8.46g
  • Protein: 64.83g
  • Cholesterol: 225.00mg
  • Sodium: 1416.98mg
  • Calcium: 92.54mg
  • Potassium: 1079.45mg
  • Iron: 4.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 140.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.15mg
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